Help a noob with formatting/compiling.

Is there a way to fix the formatting so that the chapter counting will start only after another page with text that is meant to have no title? Likewise, I want to stop the chapter counting before the last page, which is also meant to have no title or number either.
Also, how can I make a preview compile with brakes where the physical pages would be. Meaning I don’t want a single long scroll, I want to know where the pages would end.